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By James Forsyth

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Piiii 'tree' - Finnish puu; tuu 'fire' Finnish tuJi; min- 'to come' - Finnish mene-), and the numerals are quite different. Anthropologically the Samoyeds, like the Ugrians, differ considerably from Finnic peoples in having the stocky build and straight black hair which is a typical feature of Northern Asia. V. , SI Pelersburg, 1914, vo!. I, pp. 111-12; Bakhrushin, Ostyalsltiye i vogWski~ knya:;hestva, pp. 9, 12-18, 26-33, 78; NN. Grevens, 'Kultovyye predmety khantov' in YczJugoJ"ik Muuya istorii n/igii i auizma, vo!.

The rights and privileges which Stroganov was granted made him practically the governor of the Kama region, and soon provided him with the opportunity to extend his private enterprise, and the frontier of the Tsar's realm, beyond the Urals into Siberia. Stroganov domains on the rivers Chosva and Sylva A HISTORY OF THE PEOPLES OF SIBERIA encroached upon Mansi territory, and the influx of Russian settlers caused just resennnent, as did the building of new towns. The Siberian Tatars had long considered that this region belonged to them, but when Kazan was conquered Ivan the Terrible anticipated further conquests by adding to his many titles that of 'emperor of Siberia'.

Recent anthropological studies have shown, however, that where fair pigmentation occurs among the Kets it is the result of miscegenation with Russians, and that basically the Kets have the dark hair, slight build and 'Mongoloid' facial features characteristic of many Asian peoples, although their origins lie farther to the south. 23 In their way of life based on fishing and hunting, both the Kets and the Selkups were very similar to the Khantys and Mansis. Their clothing wrap-over coats, soft deerskin boots, and head-cloths as the only headgear even in cold weather - was characteristic of southern Siberia, and it was only those Selkups and Kets who lived farther north, in the neighbourhood of the forest Samoyeds, who kept reindeer.

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